learning from plants
By denying to vegetal life the core values of autonomy, individualization, self-identity, originality, and essentiality, traditional philosophy not only marginalizes plants but, inadvertently, confers on them a crucial role in the current transvaluation of metaphysical value systems. From the position of absolute exteriority and heteronomy, vegetation accomplishes a living reversal of metaphysical values and points toward the collapse of hierarchical dualisms.
Marder, M. (2011). Vegetal anti-metaphysics: learning from plants. Continental Philosophy Review 44 (4), pp. 469-489.
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